Mar 16 2017
The White House did not immediately respond to questions from the Daily News.
And while surpassing former U.S. President Barack Obama's record on drone strikes would be a feat - he was the president that administered the most in history, after all - Trump's administration is on course to do just that with the new set of new policies.
The review of the policy on drone strikes will also allow the Pentagon to order strikes without checking with the White House, as had been mandated by President Obama, who had tried to bring transparency and accountability to the process, as he leaned on it heavily as a substitute for military deployment. This may already be happening. The U.S. drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in May 2016 in Pakistan was the best example of that hybrid approach, U.S. officials said.
The CIA works under secret authorities and doesn't have to announce the strikes, the targets and unintended casualties, which the Pentagon did.
President George W Bush authorised America's first drone strike in 2004 but the programme was rapidly scaled up by Mr Obama, provoking worldwide condemnation and protests in countries such as Pakistan where Central Intelligence Agency attacks were blamed for killing hundreds of civilians. In July, Washington admitted to the unintentional deaths of about 116 civilians from nations not at war with the USA, due to drone attacks.
Regardless of what eventually happens in the upcoming months, this possible change illustrates just how important it is to keep individuals like Trump from obtaining more power over the USA national defense system without participation from Congress - and without holding a national debate first. During Obama's two terms, a total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen compared to 57 strikes under George W. Bush, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The unexpected drone decision was presumably meant to signify such escalation, but officials said it spurred confusion among federal agencies and Pentagon officials. One possibility being considered", WaPo reports, "could demand a near-certainty that no women or children are killed, but impose a different standard for military-age males. Or the White House could choose to waive the more stringent rules in certain geographical areas by declaring them active-combat zones for certain periods of time.
Mar 15 2017
TAG Heuer unveils its new android modular smart watch for $1650
Available now is the Calibre 5 with time-and-date automatic movement and the Calibre 02T, the company's entry-level tourbillon . The new model comes as the Swiss watch market has been showing tentative signs of a recovery from its longest slump on record.
Mar 15 2017
Manpower releases hiring outlook for the second quarter
Nationally, the net employment outlook was at 19 percent, up from 13 percent in the first quarter and 18 percent past year . India's Net Employment Outlook has now dipped by varying margins for five consecutive quarters.
Mar 14 2017
Arson bid on Indian store in US
Earlier in February, an Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead after an American man thought he was from Iran. Police said Lloyd was hoping by setting a garbage bin on fire he would ignite a bigger blaze targeting the shop.
Mar 11 2017
NASA radar finds India's lost lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon
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Mar 10 2017
Egyptian woman Eman Ahmad undergoes bariatric surgery in Mumbai
Last month, world's heaviest women in the world from Egypt arrived at the India's biggest city Mumbai for her bariatric surgery. Eman's condition will now be monitored before the next surgery is fixed to bring her down to a lean and trim 100 kgs or so.
Mar 09 2017
Adele Freaks Out About a Mosquito During a Concert and It's Hilarious
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Mar 09 2017
Pittsburgh businesses to take part in nationwide 'Day Without a Woman' strike
Standing in solidarity with Kane is Don Mahaney, the owner of Scratch Food & Beverage in the Pittsburgh's Troy Hill neighborhood. Thousands of women across the United States are getting ready to participate in the nationwide women's strike on Wednesday.
Mar 09 2017
Switch Joy-Con controller connectivity affected by microwaves, cellphones, says Nintendo
While the launch of the Switch has clearly been a successful one, with Zelda: Breath of the Wild being an excellent system seller. The Joy-Con controllers are cleverly created to allow detachment from the console in order for 2 players to play games locally.
Mar 08 2017
Why A 'Day Without a Woman'?
The exhibition tells the stories of women caught in armed conflicts in places such as Afghanistan, Colombia and Sierra Leone. Italy is giving all women free entry to the country's museums on Wednesday to mark International Women's Day.
Mar 08 2017
Afghan family detained in Los Angeles are asking for release
District Judge Josephine Staton, who is hearing the case in Santa Ana, issued the temporary restraining order over the weekend. Customs and Border Protection has prevented attorneys from communicating with the family, according to the petition.
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